Portuguese international Bernardo Silva wants to leave Manchester City this summer.
However, he could be thwarted by manager Pep Guardiola who wants to keep him as part of his squad as they look to retain their league title, and begin once more in their elusive stretch for Champions League success.
Silva was left disappointed after a planned move to Barcelona last summer hit a last-minute snag, and he is still open to new challenges, with reports that Atlético Madrid have now been linked with him, with reports that they are prepared to offer Saul Níguez as part of a swap deal.
City are under no pressure to sell the 26-year old. He still has four years left on his current contract at the Etihad.
Since joining City from Monaco in 2017 in a £43 million deal, Silva has scored 35 goals in 201 appearances, and has won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and four League Cups during his time with the club
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.